Since time immemorial, the history of the Okanagan began, long before the arrival of the Europeans. We are the Syilx-speaking people – the original inhabitants of a vast and beautiful territory that encompasses forests, grasslands, lakes and desert. For thousands of years, the Okanagan people were self-reliant and well provided for through their own ingenuity and use of the land and nature. We lived united as a nation with a whole economy, travelling the breadth and depth of our territory, hunting and fishing, growing and harvesting, crafting and trading to meet our needs.
The Spirit of Syilx Unity Run will begin April 30th in Omak, WA and end May 3rd in Christina Lake, BC.
Please Note: Everyone crossing the border on the evening of the 30th will require a VALID status card or passport.…
Nhailsentem i? Smamim?tet
“Honoring Our Women”
OUTMA SQUILX’W CULTURAL SCHOOL | PENTICTON, BC
July 22 -23, 2015
For Immediate Release: March 30, 2015
Leaders from around the province will gather at Westbank First Nation, March 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm to share, first hand, the challenges and issues that the First
Nations people in British Columbia are…
March 11, 2015
The Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) Chiefs Executive Council (CEC) was informed that the two accused in Roxanne Louie’s murder were both granted bail March 3, 2015 in spite of the brutality of the murder and the covering…